""Behind-the-scenes accounts about animals who played central roles in major films and their relationships with animal trainers, actors, and directors. Celebrities described include Steven Spielberg, Ewan MacGregor, and Julia Roberts, and films include War Horse, Harry Potter, True Grit, Runaway Bride, The Jungle Book, and The Artist"--Provided by publisher"--
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-262)
Action! -- Horse stars and their trainers -- Bears, birds, snakes, monkeys, and other animal stars and their trainers -- Dog stars and their trainers -- Cat stars and their trainers -- How you can help tomorrow's animal stars -- Appendix. Discussion questions for book clubs
February 24, 2021 Subject:
Animal stars: behind the scenes with you favorite animal actors
Well worth the read. I read it right the way through even though I was mostly interested in the horse and dog stories. I’m in New Zealand and found this title to read after looking online into the dogs in the film “Hachi” which I watched on Netflix, and War Horse about the horse and how it was trained. My only hope is that other countries have the same rules and regulations when filming with animals so that they are looked after properly and not harmed.